Today I was best man for my brother from a Scottish mother and it was a brilliant day from the start with a foot long sausage and bacon baguette from Pratts Butchers to dancing in my wheelchair at the end. The ceremony was lovely with the bride looking stunning, my wife (one of the bridesmaids) amazing and beautiful in a dress for once, our son a groomsman and daughter a flower girl who is very cute. The bride and groom were very happy and we had buckets ready for the mushiness 🙂
The setting was beautiful and much laughter and merriment was had by all. I even managed to get a few laughs with my speech!
Being an England fan is always a nervous, frustrating time at every tournament. Euro 2016 has been no exception with the players having plenty of possession some good chances but no goals once again. It is not through want of trying and several strikes at goal, perhaps they need some striking practice from my friend. I have deliberately blurred his face however the form is there to see. Head down, eyes on the ball and a clean strike through the ball – Come On England this is how you do it!
The intention with this blog is to run it alongside my main blog Seachy Waffles On and to use it as somewhere to share my days in pictures, since accepting my disability I have found a certain degree of solace in photography, and whilst I do not pretend to be anything other than a hobby photographer it is good therapy for me and I want to share my work. When you are out and about in a wheelchair so much of the world can drift you by and sometimes it is grey and dark, other days I am full of light. Whatever my mood though I have learnt through photography therapy that even my garden is full of beauty. It just depends how you look at the world.
We all have a story to tell, mine, well I was injured in a car accident nearly 15 years ago and my spine is damaged beyond repair with current work. My pain is controlled by a mixture of Methadone, Pregabalin, Diazepam, Amytriptaline and Paracetemol, subsidised with anti inflammatories, a Tens Machine and Freeze Gel. Luckily I have a loving and supportive family who help me out, help me look after my children and the house whilst my wife works to support all the expensive equipment I require. Since accepting my disability and mobility aids between them and very good friends (who I consider to be family too) they manage to keep the dark clouds out of my head more regularly than before, when I used to tell them everything was fine even when it wasn’t.
I hope if the blog takes off I will be able to share work from others who have their own stories to share, be it disability, mental ill health, a learning difficulty or disability or just recovering from a loss. I am glad to say that photography helps my cabin fever, even if the world is drifting by without me in it I can still capture beauty in the clouds, skies and seasons as they drift by. The one thing I would ask is if you see an image you like please respect the copyright of the author and either get their permission before sharing or paying them before reproducing it, if they so ask.